Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The stupidity of the City of Vancouver never ceases to amaze: Prosecuting on the slam-dunk open carry case.

Since I became an area resident some 22 years ago, Vancouver has never stopped being the focus of amazement and derision.

They've managed to be stuck on stupid in so many instances; from electing Tim "The Liar" Leavitt to their biggest hobby; passing out hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal settlements and fees.

So now, to join with that ever lengthening list, we have the case of one Kurk Kirby, who, in the midst of exercising his 2nd Amendment and open-carry rights, was moronically ticketed by a Vancouver police officer for carrying a .45 in plain sight.

As a Combat Commander owner myself, I have an affinity for the weapon. But that is neither here nor there.

The agreed on facts of the matter seem to be that he did nothing with the weapon in question, save to carry it. And for that, he was cited.

The details are here: The stupidity is in the Vancouver City Prosecutor's Office.

Enjoy, and shake your head in amazement as the City has managed to set itself up for yet another spurt of large amounts of cash into an individual's pockets.

Stuck on stupid doesn't begin to describe it.

1 comment:

Lew Waters said...

I would think this case will draw National Attention.

But not the sort the city of Vancouver wants.

A post on Seattle Gun Rights Examiner makes the assertion, "The language [of the relevant RCW they are relying on] has been narrowed by at least two appeals court rulings in recent years."